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  • I'm right handed and fill from the right

    80 25.00%
  • I'm right handed and fill from the left

    200 62.50%
  • I'm left handed and fill from the right

    12 3.75%
  • I'm left handed and fill from the left

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    Re: How do you fill up

    Quote Originally Posted by Erci View Post
    LOL.. that's actually one of the few not-so-bad things about NJ. Free full service FTW!
    I would consider it a benefit if it's cold and I'm driving a work vehicle or my beater but would not want some punk kid filling up my nice car and slamming the nozzle into my car or leaking fuel on my paint. If he tried to stick the nozzle in my bike's tank I'd stick that nozzle up...nevermind.
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    Re: How do you fill up

    All these condescending remarks because something is DIFFERENT.

    In this country... yes, the whole country... it is strictly customer hands off. You roll to a stop, flip open the cap and say "fill her up!"

    That is how I fill up.

    And... the majority of fuel attendants are pretty careful with bikes, they will lower the nozzle to the ground and empty any residual fuel then hold their hand over the end until it is over the tank filler. Same hand guard when removing after delivering the fuel.
    Last edited by Andz; 04-08-2011 at 01:46 PM.

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    This is how we will be filling up before too much longer !! :BLAA: YouTube - mad max fuel (metallica).wmv
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    Hey, what side is this?
    The cool side?

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    Re: How do you fill up

    I don't really have a preference, Just pull up to the pump whichever way.

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    Re: How do you fill up

    I prefer pulling up to the pump with it on my left (to make it easier to fill up from the left), but I'll pull up to whatever's open - even if the pump is on the right side of my bike I'll still stand on the left to fill.
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    Re: How do you fill up

    Last Summer, I watched an older guy on a Harley perform the operation without dismounting the bike - yea I know it's not the safest thing to do but it sure looked easier than putting down the center jack. I haven't dismounted since! BTW, I'm left handed and fill from the center left I guess.

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    Re: How do you fill up

    Well, the first time I filled I automatically filled from the right with my right. I guess its a habit since my cars filler is on the right too. My scooter tank was in the back so I could fill it from pretty much anywhere....not to mention it was only 1.5 gallons.

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    Re: How do you fill up

    Righty on the Left. Mine is on the side-stand, so it's tilted toward me: easier to access, and easier to peer into the tank and see when the gas is just up to the perforated plate.
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    Re: How do you fill up

    Quote Originally Posted by Andz View Post
    All these condescending remarks because something is DIFFERENT.

    In this country... yes, the whole country... it is strictly customer hands off. You roll to a stop, flip open the cap and say "fill her up!"

    That is how I fill up.

    And... the majority of fuel attendants are pretty careful with bikes, they will lower the nozzle to the ground and empty any residual fuel then hold their hand over the end until it is over the tank filler. Same hand guard when removing after delivering the fuel.
    Keep in mind, that's not the norm in most places, so to us it seems bizarre, or even ridiculous. Nobody means any offense with their comments, it's just really different is all. I view at as : what, we can't even pump our own fuel now?! The remarks made weren't meant to be condescending I'm sure, but rather to display disdain with the situation. I view it as condescending for any form of our(USA, not yours, since I don't live there) government to dictate what we can and cannot do, especially with something as simple as pumping gas.

    I prefer to have the pump to my left, and I stand to the left of the moto, and fill it that way. I'm right handed, but for some reason I use my left hand to fill, and use my right hand to catch any fuel that might try to drip out when I remove the nozzle(wow the ways that can be misinterpreted! lol). But, I'll fill up however I have to, so if I can't fill up using my preferred method, no biggie.

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